Ghaziabad: A Delhi based 10-year-old school child died after purportedly slipping from the corridor of G D Goenka Public School in Indirapuram on Tuesday morning. He was in class 4th and has been found as Arman Sehgal.
Later, the school authorities took Arman to Shanti Gopal Hospital to undergo treatment where the doctors declared him dead. The deceased post-mortem reports revealed that the child died due to head injuries.
His father Gulshan Sehgal sent him to the school on Tuesday morning at 7:30 am. When his father reached home, he got a call from school authorities that he is being taken to infirmary to undergo treatment.
Stating carelessness, Arman’s mother Swati Sehgal stated, “Nobody informed us during the time of the incident. Later, they told us they were taking my son to the hospital. They say he fell and urinated on himself. But I am sure there was water on the floor where he slipped. The school management is hiding this fact. The class teacher was brought into into the picture after repeated requests. She told us Arman fell in front of her. But I do not believe her. My son was not weak. I am sure there was water. I have seen the body and his clothes were completely wet. He slipped.”
Refusing charges, school principal Dr Kavita Sharma stated, “Armaan had gone outside the classroom, where examination was being conducted, to collect his pencil box. While returning, he suddenly collapsed and fell down on the corridor.”
“What has happened is extremely unfortunate. He was walking to the other classroom when he fell down. He was rushed to a hospital but he could not survive. There was no water in the corridor, staircase or around the area. We are going to extend our full cooperation and support to the child’s family and the police in their investigation,” she added.
There was no CCTV camera setup in the corridor where Armaan purportedly slipped, school officials said.
On the basis of complaint, an FIR has been lodged against the school principal and management.
“His father, a resident of Vaishali in Ghaziabad, has accused the principal and management for the death of his son in the corridor, negligence on part of the school, and destruction of evidence,” Akash Tomar, SP City, Ghaziabad stated.